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Santa Rosa man sentenced in gang-related parking lot attack (Santa Rosa, CA): A 22-year-old Santa Rosa man was sentenced to more than a decade in prison Friday in connection with a gang assault on several young men in May 2011.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: January 4, 2013
Tulare gang member gets life sentence (Tulare, CA): A 20-year-old Tulare man was sentenced Friday to 94 years to life in prison for attempted murder in a gang-related shooting nearly two years ago, the Tulare County District Attorney's Office said.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: January 4, 2013
Symposium focuses on solutions to Lane County gang issues (Eugene, OR): Gangs are a problem that communities sometimes don't realize is serious until it's really serious, police officials say, and some people in Lane County are trying to keep that from happening here. Signs have begun to crop up that involvement in both youth and adult gangs may be on the rise locally.
Source: The Register-Guard Date: January 3, 2013
Long Beach mom charged with killing son's 13-year-old gang rival to face third trial (Long Beach, CA): A Long Beach mom charged with murder in the slaying of her son's 13-year-old gang rival will face trial for the third time, authorities confirmed Thursday.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: January 3, 2013
Schmidt to propose anti-gang measure (Topeka, KS): Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt will recommend the 2013 Kansas legislature enact a new anti-racketeering statute to combat criminal street gangs.
Source: The Kansas City Kansan Date: January 3, 2013
Detroit homicide toll soars to 411 including justifiable killings -- worst year since 2007 (Detroit, MI): Detroit officials said this morning that the city had 411 homicides in 2012, including those termed justifiable homicides.
Source: Detroit Free Press Date: January 3, 2013
Murder suspect arrested after rival gang shooting in Spokane (Spokane, WA): With tattoos covering his face and neck, 29-year-old Louis Hanson leaves little doubt about where his loyalties lie. He's a long-time gang member with an extensive criminal history who is now behind bars for second degree murder.
Source: KHQ News Date: January 3, 2013
Experts: Gang violence begins inside schools (Mt. Olive, NC): Hundreds of law enforcement officers, educators and area leaders met Thursday in Mt. Olive to discuss some of North Carolina's biggest issues on violence. Gangs have been one of the most challenging issues to battle, not only on the streets, but also in schools.
Source: WECT 6 News Date: January 3, 2013
Uptick in gang activity linked to bad economy (Mt. Olive, NC): The downtrodden economy has fueled an expansion of criminal street gangs in eastern North Carolina, one law enforcement official said Thursday, a troubling trend that renewed calls among school and law enforcement officials for a multifaceted approach for tackling the problem.
Source: StarNews Date: January 3, 2013
Gang-related crime on rise in Walla Walla (Walla Walla, WA): Gang crime in Walla Walla is on the rise. Police say gang-related crime increased in 2012, up 50% from 2011. Officers say overall calls to the police department also increased by 10%.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News Date: January 3, 2013
Three arrests in probable gang assault (Lemoore, CA): A 30-year-old man was stabbed repeatedly on New Year's Day, resulting in three arrests for what is believed to be a gang-related assault, Lemoore police said.
Source: Hanford Sentinel Date: January 3, 2013
Gangs to blame for Oceanside shooting (Oceanside, CA): A 16-year-old boy was in custody Wednesday on suspicion of shooting a 20-year-old man in an apparent gang-related attack in Oceanside, police said.
Source: FOX 5 San Diego Date: January 2, 2013
Number of Tulsa homicides lowest in a decade (Tulsa, OK): While several high-profile killings shocked many Tulsans in 2012, the number of homicides is the lowest it has been in a decade. Oklahoma City police officials said gangs and drug activity were a major factor for the elevated crime rate.
Source: Tulsa World Date: January 2, 2013
Fatal crash suspect in a gang, cops say (San Francisco, CA): A San Francisco man who allegedly killed two people in a car crash while fleeing from police in the Mission District is a gang member who tried to shoot three teenagers minutes before the collision, police said Wednesday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: January 2, 2013
Man charged with fatal Pasadena Christmas shooting (Pasadena, CA): A man alleged to be a gang member has been charged with the Christmas Day killing of a Pasadena man who was caught in line of fire during a car-to-car shooting.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: January 2, 2013
2012: Conjugal, family violence top murder motives (Montreal, QC): The 2012 statistics, made public Wednesday by the Montreal police, list separately the number of murders related to non-Italian organized crime (seven) and murders related to street gangs (six), the motives ranked second and third on the list.
Source: The Gazette Date: January 2, 2013
Two Staten Island gang members convicted of murdering rival (Staten Island, NY): Two Staten Island street-gang members have been convicted of slaying a rival in Mariners Harbor three years ago.
Source: Staten Island Advance Date: January 2, 2013
Po Boys gang members wanted in Little Mexico murder (San Angelo, TX): Authorities have identified two gang members accused of firing an AK-47 and a handgun at a home where members of a rival gang had gathered for a New Year's Eve party.
Source: KGBT Action 4 News Date: January 2, 2013
Top cop McCarthy outlines the year ahead for Chicago police (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy spoke today about fighting violent crime in the new year. He says anti-gang strategies and getting guns off the streets are at the top of his list.
Source: CLTV Date: January 2, 2013
Rise in homicides correlates to increase in gang violence (Oklahoma City, OK): Oklahoma City has seen a dramatic rise in the number of homicides in the past year. In 2012, there were 99 homicides as compared to 60 in 2011. The rate in the metro is the highest since 1979.
Source: KOCO 5 News Date: January 2, 2013
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